Review: ThepuriTea Hong Jing Luo

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Thumbs up!"Sweet, heady, and complex. A perfect happy hour tea! "
CJ’s Teaview: 9.5/10
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Hong Jing Luo is another example of the divine black teas from Yunnan.  I found more information  under its other monikers of "Golden Bi Lou, " or "Bi Luo Chun," which translate into"Green Snail Spring."  The puriTea's name, "Golden Downy Feathers," is more appetizing, but neither name seemed to describe this tea accurately.

I would call it "Wǎnshàng jiāoxiǎngyuè," or "evening symphony."   The taste was  like being at an outdoor symphony on a cool evening, wrapped in a plaid blanket.  It was cozy.  It was sweet.  It was complex and it had bright, brassy moments.

Thepuri Tea promised it would taste like so many things I love:  sweet potatoes, chocolate, raisins, pumpkin, brown sugar...brandy!  Who needs alcohol or sweets?

Not me!  This tea was love at first sight-and sniff.  The leaves were golden-brown coils that smelled like everything thepuri Tea (TpT) claimed.  After steeping two teaspoons per 8 ounces of not-quite-boiling water,  I was rewarded with a rich, amber brew that emitted intense olfactory notes of chocolate and sweet potatoes.  The raisins and brandy joined the chorus after two or three minutes of steeping.

TpT made good on its promises with this tea.  I rate it a 9.5.
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2 Responses to “Review: ThepuriTea Hong Jing Luo”

  1. Kurt Says:

    I just tried a sample and I have to agree, it is really wonderful. I think I am going to order a batch this marvelous tea!

    My Rating: 9/10

  2. CJ Says:

    Me too. It is really fun to prepare and drink.

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